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Poster: Morning Dewd Date: Jul 19, 2008 2:11pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Non-Dead Band Question - Beachwood Sparks

Not too familiar with Beachwood Sparks, but I've a friend in Asheville, seeing The Nels Cline Singers tonight. Have you heard this Banyan show yet? http://www.archive.org/details.php?identifier=banyan2007-01-13&;newflash=1 Nels Cline - guitar
Steve MacKay - tenor sax
Stephen Perkins - drums
Willie Waldman - trumpet
Mike Watt - bass, vocals
Norton Wisdom - painting

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Poster: bluedevil Date: Jul 19, 2008 2:31pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Non-Dead Band Question - Beachwood Sparks

DAMN! - I got a poster of Mike Watt's "Ballhog or Tugboat" staring at me (Trivia - The Chili Peppers' "Blood, Sugar, Sex, Magic" was dedicated to him) and anything with a Janes Addiction connection is always worth investigating. Thanks for the pointer - going there after finish today's vintage 74.

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Poster: veblen Date: Jul 19, 2008 2:55pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Non-Dead Band Question - Beachwood Sparks

the band name didn't click but if Mike Watt is a member GO!!!

I have caught him in minutemen and fIREHOSE and he is one awesome bass player though it sounds like you know that...

ENJOY!!!

btw: good trivia...

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Poster: bluedevil Date: Jul 19, 2008 3:02pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Non-Dead Band Question - Beachwood Sparks

Watt is NOT a member. Believe me, I know me some Watt (saw minutmen open for REM, numerous firehose shows (loved that beasties' tour), and the ballhog or tugboat tour with eddie vedder's hovercraft opening followed by initial foo fighters' lineup (pat smears) and then all collaborating together, and most recently saw him at the warfield as the bassist for the stooges (iggy's 60th - not a great show, but he crushed). He is a true monster.

However, Neal Casal plays guitar and sings for them, as he does in the Cardinals (or Ryan Adams and the Cardinals as the label makes them bill shows for obvious gate reasons) Damn close to $5 gas and a decade for each bill thereof makes recuperating the next day all that much harder. I guess I'll just polish my walker and pull out my Lawrence Welk videocassettes....

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Poster: veblen Date: Jul 19, 2008 3:33pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Non-Dead Band Question - Beachwood Sparks

thanks for the clarification...I guess my eyes are reading ahead of the mind today...

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Poster: bluedevil Date: Jul 19, 2008 3:44pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Non-Dead Band Question - Beachwood Sparks

no problems - just glad to see there are other fans of watt here (and very pleasantly surprised to learn of the show with him and nels cline together).

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Poster: veblen Date: Jul 19, 2008 4:44pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Non-Dead Band Question - Beachwood Sparks

I don't know that much about nels cline though I am about to learn since I just saw this show of his on bt.etree and see that scott amendola is playing drums with him...

scott is a fantastic drummer whose career I have followed since moving to the bay area...was one of, if not the best jazz and possibly overall drummer in the area...

The Nels Cline Singers
Friday, July 18, 2008
The Bijou Theatre
Knoxville, TN

Nels Cline: electric guitar, effects, megamouth
Devin Hoff: contrabass
Scott Amendola: drums, percussion, electronic effects

and damn I guess I should have been watching the gigs the last couple of weeks since I missed this on the 7th locally:

Scott Amendola Band
featuring Nels Cline & Jeff Parker
w/ Jim Campilongo Electric Trio

I used to see Jim C. and Scott play a lot...Jim C is one talented git-box player to say the very least...though he moved to NYC a few years ago and doesn't play in the area as much if you ever have the chance be sure to check him out..of course the same is to be said for Scott A...

thanks you guys for getting my mind going and back into some of these tunes...

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Poster: bluedevil Date: Jul 19, 2008 5:09pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Non-Dead Band Question - Beachwood Sparks

Nels Cline will be appearing at the Fender 50th Anniversary Jazzmaster Concert along with Tom Verlaine, Thurston Moore and J Mascis on Friday, September 12th at The Knitting Factory in New York City. Click here for more details.

Damn, because less than 10 days later he is playing at the Henry Miller Library in Big Sur with Bill Frisell. Wish he could learn to play with some real musicians, huh?

from wilco's homepage - they have lives show streaming on their archive as well as from npr and austin city limits (video of impossible germany is very good from that taping)

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Poster: Morning Dewd Date: Jul 20, 2008 6:16am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Non-Dead Band Question - Beachwood Sparks

BD, I'll leave you with one more Nels and Mike show. 1/2 of this '96 gig comes off the Ballhog album.http://www.archive.org/details.php?identifier=Watt1996-04-01OpiumDenHollywoodCA.aud.flac16&;newflash=1 between Banyan and solo Watt shows, there's at least 10 recordings w/ Watt and Cline here at the LMA.

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Poster: Morning Dewd Date: Jul 19, 2008 4:05pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Non-Dead Band Question - Beachwood Sparks

there's lots of good Watt in this archive.http://www.archive.org/details/banyan2008-04-11.akg460ck3-452ck22.flac16 also w/ Nels. http://www.archive.org/details/minutemen2003-11-08.flac16 Watt and Hurley, http://www.archive.org/details/minutemen1983-09-03.flac16 acoustic Minutemen. just to name a few of many.

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Poster: veblen Date: Jul 19, 2008 4:29pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Non-Dead Band Question - Beachwood Sparks

and if you are looking for fIREHOSE here is a great one:

http://www.archive.org/details/firehose1991-03-12.eac.flac16

time to check-out the acoustic minutemen and some other watt since my taste buds have been wetted...

thanks...

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Poster: bluedevil Date: Jul 19, 2008 4:21pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Non-Dead Band Question - Beachwood Sparks

thanks dewd